The Boot Trends You'll Wear Every Day Over the Christmas Break

Ahh, boot season. What a joy. After months of booking repeat appointments for pedicures, it comes as something of a relief to be able to hide our feet away for winter. (At least that's the case until it gets really cold and we find ourselves pining after 35-degree tube journeys.)

For the time being, winter is proving quite the novelty. We've assembled our new-season capsule wardrobes and have bookmarked the knitwear we're keen to accumulate between now and March. But there's one wintery item you can start adding to your daily outfit roster right now: boots.

For the dreary days this time of year can bring, it pays to have some suitably stylish boots on hand. Worn with dresses and skirts sans tights, a well-chosen pair will help extend the lifespan of your cold-weather apparel. So which boots should you be spending your money on? We're glad you asked.

From the printed boots guaranteed to elevate your off-duty wares to styles inspired by different eras, we've gathered all the boot trends 2019 has to offer in one place to save you ample scrolling time. Happy shopping!

Boot Trends 2019: Monikh Dale wears a pair of combat boots



Reminiscent of the '90s grunge era, combat boots are set to be one of the biggest trends of A/W 19. Use them to add an edge to pretty floral dresses or to contrast ecru jeans.

Boot Trends 2019: @tamumcpherson in a pair of lace-up boots



More and more, we find ourselves dressing in the style of a period drama. Cotton dresses fill our wardrobes and high collars adorn our blouses. This season, lace-up Victoriana boots will decorate our feet. 

Boot Trends 2019: @thehautepursuit in a pair of mock croc boots



A simple way to make any outfit look expensive is with sleek, slightly sheen mock-croc footwear. Look for a bright hue to elevate your everyday ensembles or invest in a muted pair to perfect the tonal trend. 

Boot Trends 2019: @maria_bernad in a pair of platform boots



We've seen a slew of '70s trends make a comeback over the last few months, with platform boots serving as fashion's latest foray into the past. Look for tan or burgundy tones to achieve an authentic retro vibe. 

Boot Trends 2019: @brittanyxavier in a pair of snake print boots



Animal motifs are still high on the style agenda at the moment, though it seems leopard print has been lapped by snake motifs (particularly where footwear is concerned). 

Boot Trends 2019: @handinfire in a pair of hiking boots



Last year's fixation with hiking boots doesn't seem to have wained, as we're already seeing hoards of them cropping up in various new-in sections. Look for details like contrast laces or shearling trims to take the trend to the next sartorial level.

Boot Trends 2019: @nnennaechem in a pair of refined western boots



Cowboy boots have proven popular for the last few seasons, but this year we're not so interested in suede iterations. Instead, we're migrating towards sleeker leather styles with minimal exposed stitching and panels. 

Boot Trends 2019: @tineandreaa in a pair of slouchy knee-high boots



Knee-high boots can be tricky to pull off, but rest assured that slouchy interpretations (as opposed to elongated sock boots) are the most stylish way to wear them. Pull them over tapered trousers or layer them under a front-split dress. 

Boot Trends 2019: @_jeanettemadsen_ in a pair of white boots



Want to know how fashion girls make their outfits look instantly cooler? Just add white boots—it really is as simple as that. Be it ankle- or knee-high iterations, use them to offset bright midis or to breathe new life into your favourite denim. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Promo Image: @lucywilliams02

Next up, read up on the other autumn/winter trends you should be adding to your wardrobe in 2019.

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